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TRENDING: Nigerians on Twitter react to Maina’s sack

Following the immediate order of dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina by President Buhari, Nigerians have taken to various social media channels especially on Twitter to share their sentiments. The announcement of Mr. Maina’s dismissal was issued by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Maina, a man whose…

Fela

Top music stories of the week

Ambode, Falana, Utomi, others celebrate Fela at AfrikaShrine The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday evening hosted a well-attended special Lagos Jump event at the New Afrika Shrine to round off Felabration 2017 in honour of the 79th posthumous birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The governor, who had earlier…

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Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, others nominated for 2017 MOBO Awards

Some top Nigerian singers have been nominated for this year's MOBO Awards. This year’s event marks the 22nd anniversary of the MOBO Awards with artists from various genres of music competing in different categories. Contending for the highly coveted “Best African Act” award are some of Nigeria’s finest music exports…

Gov Rochas of Imo state honours President Zuma with a medallion [Photo: Nigerian Monitor]

I owe no apology for inviting Zuma, erecting his statue – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of not building the image of the state, as well as looting public treasury. The accusation comes days after he unveiled a huge statue in hounour of South African President, Jacob Zuma. The decision has been widely…

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TRENDING: Rochas Okorocha unveils statue of Jacob Zuma; Nigerians react

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Saturday unveiled a statue in honour of South African President Jacob Zuma. The event was witnessed by Mr. Zuma and other dignitaries. Asides the mammoth statue, Governor Rochas also named a road after Mr. Zuma. Sequel to the unveiling of the statue, Mr.…

DJ Cuppy

DJ Cuppy features Tekno on debut single, “Green Light”

Nigerian female disc jockey, producer and singer, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, has shared her debut single titled “Green Light”. The Afrobeats tune features award-winning singer and Triple MG act, Tekno. The release of the track is accompanied by a music video directed by Sesan. The single…

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Explosion rocks gas station in Ghana

Scenes of a huge gas explosion in Accra, Ghana has surfaced online. According to Al Jazeera, the explosion happened on Saturday at 19:30 GMT at a state-owned GOIL liquefied natural gas station sending a huge fireball into the sky. Images and video footage have continued to spread on social media,…

Wizkid and Davido [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Wizkid, Davido, others nominated for 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards

The SSE Arena in Wembley, London will on November 12 be the venue for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards with Rita Ora as the host of the ceremony. This edition would see two of Nigeria’s hottest music act, Wizkid and Davido, battle it out to win the highly coveted…

Tiwa Savage

TRENDING: Tiwa Savage’s comment on gender equality stirs Twitter debate

Nigerians on Twitter are currently having a heated debate over Tiwa Savage’s comment on gender equality. In a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, the award-winning singer and mother of one made her stance on the subject matter very clear. "...I also don’t think men and women are equal.…

American musician, songwriter and record producer, Thomas Petty. [Photo credit: Pitchfork]

American singer Tom Petty is dead

American musician, songwriter and record producer, Thomas Petty, widely known as Tom Petty is dead. The award-winning singer suffered cardiac arrest and was found unconscious at his Malibu home early Monday morning. He was 66. Petty’s death was confirmed via his official Twitter account by his long-time manager, Tony Dimitriades.…

Cutline: some of the victims in a safe place within the environment. [Photo credit: New York Times, NYT]

42 guns recovered from Las Vegas shooter

Forty-two guns were on Monday recovered from the suspected shooter who opened fire on hundreds of victims at a concert in Las Vegas, investigators have said. The 64-year-old suspect, Stephen Paddock, on Sunday night shot at a musical concert near Mandalay Bey hotel attended by thousands of people. The 23 guns recovered…

Abuja Concert

At Abuja concert, EFCC tasks youth on anti-graft campaign

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged Nigerians particularly the youth to support the commission in its fight against corruption. The anti-graft agency made this known at a special anti-corruption event tagged “Kill Corruption Concert” organised by a popular comedian, Olaranwaju Toriseju, popularly known as Ambassador Wahala and…

Las-Vegas shooting

UPDATED: 50 people dead, over 200 injured at Las Vegas shooting

At least 50 people have been shot dead and over 200 injured at an open-air music concert in Las Vegas. According to CNN, it is the worst mass shooting in the U.S history. Police initially said 20 people died, but the figures have been reviewed. The shooting happened as country…

Tsenba Bako

Plateau governor Simon Lalong loses brother

Tsenba Bako, the younger brother of the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, is dead. A personal assistant to the Governor, Naandoet John, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES confirmed that Mr. Bako died on Tuesday morning but could not speak further on the cause of death. Before his demise, Mr.…

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Jos Electricity company donates relief materials to Benue flood victims

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, on Monday donated relief materials to victims of Benue flood. The regional manager of the company in Benue State, Ayodeji Adesoye, handed over the relief materials to the director of the camp, Vincent Tsea. Mr. Adesoye, who…

A power transmission station that was gutted by fire in Jos on Wednesday (13/9/17).
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Jos transmission station gutted by fire; Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau affected

A power transmission station in Jos was on Tuesday gutted by fire which affected electricity supply in Bauchi, Plateau and Gombe states respectively. Details of the cause of the fire are yet to be ascertained but sources at the Jos Electricity Distribution company, JEDC, confirmed that the fire started at…

Lokogoma protest

Abuja flood deaths: Lokogoma residents protest

The flood that claimed the life of a father and his two children in Lokogoma area of the FCT sparked a solidarity march on Thursday to draw the attention of the government to the poor state of infrastructure in the area. The deceased, identified as Kenneth Nwoga, and his two…

Buhari meets Abike Dabiri, Lai Mohammed, others in London

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari meets Abike Dabiri, Lai Mohammed, others in London

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Efe

BBNaija winner, Efe, releases video for new single

BBNaija winner, Efe Michel Ejeba, is out with the official music video to his popular single, “Based on Logistics”. The track, his first official single since winning the reality TV show, was produced by his friend and personal producer, Duktor Sett. It premiered on MTV Base Friday evening. A statement by the…

Ras Kimono

INTERVIEW: Ras Kimono speaks on Fela, Reggae, Majek Fashek, Nigerian music industry, others

In a recent interview with PREMIUM TIMES, veteran Nigerian reggae maestro, Ras Kimono, takes us down memory lane as he shares his musical journey. He also made some revelations about his career so far, his “Matter of Time” album, the Nigerian music industry and his soon to be released singles.…

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Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Charles Bennington is dead

American singer, songwriter and lead act of Nu metal rock band, Linkin Park, Chester Charles Bennington, is dead. The 41-year-old was found lifeless inside his private residence on Thursday morning in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. His housekeeper discovered his body around 9:00 a.m. The death, which was confirmed by the Los…

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade Releases “Charliee” Music Video

Nigerian music sensation and Effyzzie music group lead act, Yemi Alade, has unleashed the official music video of her hit single, dubbed “Charliee”. The track serves as the lead single of her “Mama Afrique” EP which is a continuation of her acclaimed sophomore album, “Mama Africa – The Diary of…

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Two men arraigned in Jos for bypassing electricity meters

Two persons have been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, for allegedly bypassing meters installed by the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc. The accused persons, Abubakar Zakari and Pam Joseph, were apprehended on Friday. Their arrest was made known in a statement by the Head of…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; and wife H.E, Dolapo Osinbajo with the couples and parents during the wedding ceremony in Ogun State. 8th July 2017. Photos: NOVO ISIORO

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Osinbajo at wedding ceremony of Governor Amosun’s daughter

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Chance the Rapper

BET Awards 2017: Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, Wizkid, others emerge winners

The 2017 BET Awards closed its curtains on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The star-studded event which celebrated achievements in music, entertainment, sports, television and movies was hosted by Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live. The big night saw performances by some of America’s fan-favourite like Chris…